What is land?

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Land is an NFT game card associated with (located on) a Planet. Land ownership is represented by ownership of the NFT game card. At Alien Worlds' inception, 3,343 land NFTs were created.

A land NFT defines modifiers that affect gameplay aspects such as:

  • The time between mining calls
  • Amount of Trilium that the land generates per mine
  • The probability that the user receives an NFT per mining call

Different parcels of land may attract different values (i.e., Trilium value) based on desirability.

Planets have a finite amount of land on them at inception.

Landowners can set a commission (which is the % of Trilium mining rewards the landowner receives).

Unsold land is owned by the Federation until bought.

Mining on unsold land (i.e., still owned by the Federation) has a default commission of 20%.

  • This 20% commission is collected into The Land Fund which pays out to a user
    upon the user opening a new Land pack
  • This is to incentivize opening land packs rather than hoarding them since land is
    required for gameplay

Land NFTs have attributes used in the mining game, which can be found on the official sheet of attributes linked from the Technical Blueprint.

There are 20 different types of land, each with its own attributes:

LT01 Small Island
LT02 Tree Forest
LT03 Mushroom Forest
LT04 Plains
LT05 Sandy Desert
LT06 Dunes
LT07 Rocky Desert
LT08 Icy Desert
LT09 Icy Mountains
LT10 Rocky Coastline
LT11 Sandy Coastline
LT12 Grass Coastline
LT13 Mountains
LT14 Inland River
LT15 Active Volcano
LT16 Dormant Volcano
LT17 Rocky Crater
LT18 Methane Swampland
LT19 Geothermal Springs
LT20 Grassland

 

The LandownerExperience

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This update focuses on adjusting the landowner experience in Alien Worlds to reward the most engaged Landowners, and to create more opportunities for engagement between Landowners and Explorers/Miners. It is a huge step towards further gamified asset management within the Alien Worlds Metaverse. This release adds progressively pricedBoost Slotsas an additional layer to the land ownership experience which will allow Landowners and players alike to Boost their favorite lands and maintain or increase the land's rating.

Up until today, Alien Worlds Land NFTs possessed an added mechanism that deposits Trilium to owners. Daily Trilium Allocation will now be weighted toward Landowners who have maintained or increased their land rating, which will be determined by maintainingSlot Boosts. Now, Landowners will need to be mindful of their land rating in order to sustain or increase their share of the Daily Trilium Allocation to Landholders.

Let’s take a closer look at how to access and use this update.

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Landowners are now able to access Land Rating actions directly in their inventory. When a Landowner hovers over the land they own, they will have the option to ‘Manage Land.’ Within the Manage Landscreen (pictured above), the user will have the ability to unlock Boost Slots.

Boost Slots

Landowners will need to unlock Slots to begin the Boost process (which increases/maintains the land rating). When opening Slots, Landowners will pay in Trilium to unlock the Slot. Upon unlocking, it will add a mutable attribute to the Land NFT.

The First Slot will automatically be available to all Landowners. All other Slots(from numbers 2 to 15) will need to be unlocked.

Slots represent the maximum number of Boosts available per day for a land. Each Slot can be permanently unlocked for the amount of Trilium specified. For example, if a Landowner has 6 Slots open, then opening the 7th Slot will require 1,800 Trilium. You can not unlock a higher-numbered Slot unless the Slot before it is already unlocked.

Slot Costs

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There are a total of 15 Slots that collectively Boost the rating every 25 hours (explained below).

 

Boosts

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Once a Slot is open, Landowners will be able to access the Boost menu (pictured above) and select 1 of the 5 Boosts per Slot, this will then Boost the land. To access Boosts, users return to the Land dashboard, hover over any owned land, and select the Boost option. The following amounts of Trilium are required to acquire Boosts:

 

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Once the user selects a Boost level, a confirmation screen will appear (pictured above). The user can then verify the amount of Trilium that will be deducted from their account to activate the Boost.

Boosts Added

When the user confirms the Boost, the Land Rating will update immediately, as it is written directly as a mutable attribute to the NFT and the Slot attribute.

Every 25 hours, all Boosts expire, and open Slots are available for Boosting again.

How the Payout for Daily Trilium Allocation for Landowners (DTAL) is calculated

(LR/TSLR) * TLF

Where:

  • Land rating = LR
  • Total Sum of Land Ratings = TSLR
  • Total in Landowners Fund = TLF

Where each land will receive this amount of TLM for each claim →(LR/TSLR) * TLF

Multiple Available Slots

Landowners and Explorers will only be able to Boost the next available Slot in order. For example, if a Landowner has Slots 1 & 2 already occupied by Boosts, then only the 3rd Slot can be Boosted; Slots 4 and above will be disabled until Slot 3 is Boosted.

Explorer Participation

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Explorers can Boost any land in addition to that land’s Landowner. In order to give Landowners control over public Boosting, they will be able to set the minimum level of Boost an Explorer can add.

Explorers will be able to engage and participate with their communities and Landowners alike, courtesy of this new mechanic. This option will be directly accessible on all lands in the “Land Selection” screen (pictured above) when mining. A new ‘BoostLand’ button appears.

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When an Explorer uses the Boost Land feature (pictured above), a drawer menu (similar to the Landowner’s) will appear with additional options:

  • Land Details
  • Current Land Rating
  • Available Slots to Boost
  • Locked Slots (Red): Slots that are available because they have been opened by the Landowner, but have already been Boosted in the current 25-hour cycle
  • OpenSlots (Green): Slots that are open and can be Boosted
  • Open but Unavailable Slots: (Transparent Green): Slots that cannot be Boosted until the previous Slot is Boosted.
  • Unavailable Slots (Gray): Slots that have not been opened by the Landowner

Boosting an Available Slot

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Similar to the Landowner’s screens, Explorers will be able to choose which level of Boost to apply to the selected Slot. Because Landowners choose what the public minimum Boost is, Boosts that do not reach that minimum are unavailable (grayed out).

Once an Explorer chooses to Boost, they will be prompted to pay the required amount of Trilium for the selected Boost.

By default, when Landowners access these features, the public minimum is set to “Small Boost.”

 

Land Rarity Boost

The land rarity of a Land NFT will be an additional factor of the Boosts a Landowner gets:

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Rating Decay

Without Boosts, the land rating will decay over time.

These mechanics will add a new layer of depth and further gamify the Metaverse by incentivizing Explorers and Landowners to collectively Boost their favorite Land plots.

We are continuing to work on new features and improvements. Stay tuned for future product release updates.

 

Boost Slots

Landowners will need to unlock Slots to begin the Boost process (which increases/maintains the land rating). When opening Slots, Landowners will pay in Trilium to unlock the Slot. Upon unlocking, it will add a mutable attribute to the Land NFT.

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